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NBA Capsules: Rockets run win streak to 16, beat Thunder 122-112

Chris Paul scored 25 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-112 on Tuesday night for their 16th straight win.


NBA Capsules: Rockets extend streak to 15 with 123-120 win over Celtics

Eric Gordon scored 29 points off the bench, James Harden had 26 points and 10 assists, and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Boston Celtics 123-120 on Saturday night to extend …


NBA capsules: Chris Paul, Rockets roll to fourth straight win, rout Cavs 120-88

Chris Paul had 22 points and 11 assists, Ryan Anderson added 21 points and the Houston Rockets became the latest team to thump Cleveland on national TV, beating the disconnected …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

James Harden has first 60-point triple-double in NBA history

James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double as the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107. Harden scored …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 10:55 p.m.

NBA capsules: Eric Gordon scores 30 as Rockets beat Timberwolves 116-98

Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. James Harden returned to Houston’s lineup after missing seven …


Houston’s Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green suspended 2 games apiece by NBA

Houston’s Trevor Ariza and Gerald Green have both been suspended for two games for entering the Los Angeles Clippers’ locker room after a game earlier this week. Ariza and Green …


NBA capsules: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson help Warriors beat Rockets 124-114

Stephen Curry had 29 points, Klay Thompson added 28 and the Golden State Warriors pulled away late in the fourth quarter for a 124-114 victory over the Houston Rockets on …


NBA capsules: Wizards hand Rockets fifth straight loss

Otto Porter Jr. scored 26 points, Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. had 21 each, and the Washington Wizards beat visiting Houston 121-103 on Friday night for the Rockets’ fifth …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

NBA capsules: Celtics rally from 26 down to stun Rockets 99-98

Al Horford made a hook shot with 3.7 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the …


NBA Capsules: Eric Gordon’s big 4th quarter leads Rockets to 14th straight win

Eric Gordon scored 17 of his season-high 33 points in the fourth quarter to power a huge run that put the Houston Rockets on top, and they cruised to their …


NBA Capsules: James Harden, Rockets roll past Pacers for 6th straight win

James Harden had 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Indiana Pacers 118-97 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.


NBA Capsules: James Harden scores 38 points, Rockets beat Grizzlies 111-96

James Harden scored 38 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 111-96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night.


Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joins pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer announced Sunday that he has signed with Olympiacos B.C., a traditional EuroLeague power.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:50 p.m.

Tilman Fertitta introduced as new owner of Houston Rockets

Tilman Fertitta has been a fan of the Rockets since before they moved to Houston. After a failed attempt to buy the team the last time it was available he …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Former Zag Kyle Wiltjer waived by Toronto Raptors

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kyle Wiltjer was waived Saturday by the Toronto Raptors.


Restaurant, casino owner to buy Rockets for $2.2 billion

Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta has agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander. A person with knowledge of the details says the sale is for an NBA-record …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga big Kyle Wiltjer signs with Toronto Raptors

Kyle Wiltjer has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million non-guaranteed contract with the Raptors, Dime Magazine reported. The 6-foot-10 forward will compete for one of 15 roster spots.


UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Report: Clippers waive ex-Zag Kyle Wiltjer

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer’s stay with the Los Angeles Clippers will apparently be a short one.


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

AP source: Knicks, Rockets talking, no Carmelo Anthony deal imminent

A person with knowledge of the situation says the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets are still talking about a possible a trade for Carmelo Anthony. The person told The …


UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 3:38 p.m.

James Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever

The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $160 million contract extension, giving him the richest contract in NBA history at $228 million over six years. …


Ex-Gonzaga player Kyle Wiltjer part of blockbuster trade involving Chris Paul

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship.


James Harden’s great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

The indelible images of James Harden’s “historic year” and the Houston Rockets will be the lowlights from a 39-point loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals to a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 9 p.m.

Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, and they didn’t even need Kawhi Leonard to do it. …


Rapper Travis Scott designs special shirts for Rockets fans

Rapper Travis Scott and the Houston Rockets will have a special treat for fans attending Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinal series on Thursday night. Everyone will receive exclusive …


UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Spurs overcome Kawhi Leonard injury, James Harden to beat Rockets in OT

Danny Green scored seven of his 16 points in overtime, and the San Antonio Spurs beat James Harden and the Houston Rockets 110-107 in overtime to take a 3-2 lead …


Defending Rockets’ James Harden is a chess match worth watching

Oklahoma City swingman Andre Roberson often was praised by his coach and teammates for playing suffocating defense on James Harden during their first-round playoff series. Houston’s MVP candidate still averaged …


NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. The incident occurred Tuesday in Game 5 of the Rockets’ …


Rockets determined to play better in conference semis

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. They don’t believe they played well so far despite downing the …


NBA Playoff Capsules: James Harden leads way as Houston Rockets eliminate Oklahoma City

James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over visiting Oklahoma City on Tuesday night …


AP source: NBA investigating Patrick Beverley incident with fan

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the NBA is investigating an incident between Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan. Video …